New Dueling Water Coaster “The Edge” Coming Late June

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Date Published/Updated: 11/10/2021
Author: Heidi Fendos
Location: Sevierville, TN
Soaky Mountain Waterpark render of The Edge coming in 2022

We are excited to announce a first-of-its-kind water coaster featuring thrilling high-speed surprises taking riders to the edge. It is slated to open in late June 2022.

According to Dave, our general manager, “Our new water coaster, fittingly named, ‘The Edge’ is going to be a showstopper! It will be perched on the edge of our waterpark and span two football fields in length. It’s fusing WhiteWater’s Master Blaster water coaster with their iconic Boomerango. But, we are not adding just one slide; we are doubling it for a dueling thrill!”

A 70-foot tower will be home to the new slides. Double tubes will sit side by side, each in their own assigned lane. When the light turns green, they will be propelled down a three-story mega drop that leads to the first valley of the ride. Then, they will be quickly blasted up a hill and into a section featuring a kaleidoscope of colors.

“Riders are sure to be mesmerized by the coaster’s AquaLucent rings (colorful circles) designed into the tube segments,” adds Andrews. “The distance between the rings will get closer and closer, giving riders an appearance of acceleration before they are surprised to see their competitors again as they are dropped into another heart-pounding drop.”

A second uphill blast will take riders into another enclosed tube segment, where this time, they will be awed by colorful, laser-like AquaLucent stripes. These stripes will start longer and then become shorter and shorter, giving a sense of sci-fi speed while the riders progress into a turn. When the riders shoot out of their tube, they will see not one but two imposing Boomerango walls ahead of them before dropping to the base of the wall, feeling extreme Gs. As the momentum takes the riders up the parallel walls, they will see their competitors as they feel a sense of weightlessness before sliding back down. As a finishing touch, the riders will go over a zero-G hump to the end of the ride. The finish line is stacked with lights and effects to indicate the winner and who went over ‘The Edge.’

Andrews says, “The Boomerango is loved the world over, but our guests will be treated to a very special version of it that has never done before. Our Boomerango walls are designed to make the riders feel like they are going off ‘The Edge’ of the coaster. It is going to be spectacular.”

In addition to the new water coaster, per guest recommendations, the waterpark will be expanding the decking in two areas of the park and adding 1,000 new seating options. The waterpark is also adding additional large umbrellas to increase the shaded areas around the park.

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